Lamar County woman sentenced for hosting teens before fatal accident

Lamar County woman sentenced for hosting teens before fatal accident

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Lamar County woman was sentenced Tuesday in connection to a wreck that killed three high school students in 2014.

Kristi Morris was sentenced to a total of 180 days in jail and $700 in fines for providing alcohol to Carrigan Arban, 16, Reagan Woolbright, 16 and Tyler Kelly, 17. All three were killed in a one-vehicle accident on Purvis-Oloh Road on Sept. 25, 2014 after being given the alcohol.

Morris pleaded guilty to three counts of violating the social hosting law. Morris was sentenced to 90 days on each count to run concurrent.  Morris also pleaded guilty to three counts of allowing a minor to possess alcohol. She was fined $200 each on those counts, with $400 suspended.

Morris' last charge was for possession of alcohol in a dry county, and was given 90 days to run consecutive to the social hosting law sentence. She was also given another $500 fine.

The families of the deceased teens were able to make statements to the court before sentencing.

Morris was charged with six counts of social hosting, six counts of furnishing beer or light wine to a minor, and one count of possession of beer in a dry county in December 2014.

Morris will report to the county jail on Friday to begin her sentence.